Saint Petersburg

What is Saint Petersburg known for?


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of Fate '' (also Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром!) is set in Saint Petersburg and pokes fun at Soviet city planning. The 1985 film ''White Nights (White Nights (1985 film))'' received considerable Western attention for having captured genuine Leningrad street scenes at a time when filming in the Soviet Union


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first studied biology at the university in Leningrad, before going to the Leningrad Conservatory (Saint Petersburg Conservatory) to study music. He served as a ballet repetiteur from 1923 to 1931. His first public conducting appearance was in 1929. Through the 1930s he conducted at the Kirov Ballet and Bolshoi Opera. In September 1938, he won the All-Union Conductors Competition in Moscow. 2000-2003: The Putin reforms Gazprom's situation changed abruptly in June 2000, when Vladimir Putin became the President of Russia. Putin launched a campaign to rein in the oligarchs and, per his policy of the so-called national champions, to establish state control in strategic companies. He launched an attack against what he saw as mismanagement and personal pillaging of state assets. After coming to power, Putin immediately fired Chernomyrdin from his position as the chairman of the company's board and used the stock owned by the state to vote out Vyakhirev. The two men were replaced by Dmitry Medvedev and Alexei Miller, who had previously worked with Putin in Saint Petersburg. Goldman, pp.104-105 Putin's actions were aided by shareholder activism by Hermitage (Hermitage Capital Management) CEO William Browder (Bill Browder) and former Russian finance minister Boris Fyodorov (Boris Fedorov). Miller and Medvedev were assigned the task of stopping the asset-stripping, but also to regain lost possessions. By denying Itera access to Gazprom's pipelines, Miller almost forced Itera to bankruptcy. As a result, Itera's management agreed to sell the stolen assets back to Gazprom. Goldman, pp.141-142 left thumb 150px Henry's finger depicted in the seal of Bishopric of Turku from 1618. (Image:Henrik sormi.JPG) Most of the bones in Turku were still in place in 1720 when they were catalogued for a transfer to Saint Petersburg during the Russian occupation of Finland in the Great Northern War. The man behind the idea was the infamous Swedish Count Gustaf Otto Douglas who had defected to the Russian side during the war and was in charge of the grim occupation (Greater Wrath) of Finland. commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


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), also known as '''Inger River''', is a left tributary of the Neva River on its run through Ingria in northwestern Russia from Lake Ladoga to Gulf of Finland. A settlement of Ust-Izhora (lit. "mouth of Izhora") is situated at the confluence of Izhora and Neva, halfway between Saint Petersburg and Schlisselburg. The town of Kolpino is located on the Izhora as well. The river is noted as the farthest Swedish (Lands of Sweden) forces ever reached between the Viking Age and the Time of Troubles. 2001 The third rally, held in April 2001, featured 106 cars, including Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O and Chris Pontius, the hosts of ''Jackass (Jackass (TV series))'', driving a 1989 Jaguar XJ6; F1 World champion Damon Hill driving a Lamborghini; comedian Vic Reeves in a Mercedes-AMG; Lord Montagu of Beaulieu in a Blower Bentley, entrepreneurs Justin Etzin and Lord Edward Spencer Churchill in a Police Range Rover and Maximillion Cooper in an original Shelby Cobra. The rally progressed from Hyde Park Corner in London to Berlin, Malbork, Vilnius, Saint Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen before returning to London. Kim Dotcom finished first in his Mercedes Brabus


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the Russian language well enough to enable him to proofread a Russian language newspaper. Transactions with Hope & Co. Throughout Baring's lifetime his good commercial intelligence, sound judgement, nimble-footedness, and instinct for speculative profit remained the hallmarks of his business style. Thousands of speculations detailed in his firm's ledgers attest to this, but his burgeoning business and rising confidence were graphically illustrated in 1787 when Hope & Co. introduced him


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publisher © 2009 AllSiberia.Com accessdate July 9, 2009 birth_date Early life He was born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg) (now Saint Petersburg) to a Russian mother and father, and learned to play chess at the age of five on a train evacuating from Leningrad during World War II. He first drew wide attention


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Experiments for the Future: Diaries, Essays, Letters, and Other Writings," Museum of Modern Art New York, 2005, Page 31. at which point he studied at the Kazan School of Art under Nikolai Feshin and Georgii Medvedev, and at the Stroganov Institute in Moscow. He made his first abstract drawings, influenced by the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich, in 1915. The following year, he participated in "The Store" exhibition organized by Vladimir Tatlin, who was another formative influence in his development as an artist. map_caption location Saint Petersburg, Russia geo '''Saint Isaac's Cathedral''' or '''Isaakievskiy Sobor''' ( commons:Category:Saint Petersburg WikiPedia:Saint Petersburg Dmoz:Regional Europe Russia Administrative Regions Saint Petersburg


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; Variously transliterated from Cyrillic (Cyrillic script) as ''Yussupov'', ''Yusupov'', ''Yossopov'', ''Iusupov'', ''Youssoupov'', ''Youssoupoff'', or as ''Feliks, Graf Sumarrokow-Elston''. March 23, 1887, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire – September 27, 1967, Paris, France), was best known for participating in the murder of Grigori Rasputin, the faith healer who was said to have influenced decisions of Tsar Nicholas II (Nicholas II of Russia) and Tsaritsa Alexandra Feodorovna (Alexandra Fyodorovna (Alix of Hesse)). thumbnail right Felix Yusupov and his wife, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (File:Yusupovirina.jpg), 1913 Felix Yusupov was born in Saint Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire. His mother's family, the Yusupovs (House of Yusupov), were of Tatar origin and very wealthy (there was a time when Felix Yusupov was the richest man in Russia). The Yusupov family acquired their wealth generations earlier through extensive land grants in Siberia, and they owned a string of profitable mine (mining)s and fur trading (fur trade) posts. In order that the Yusupov name might not die out, the prince's father, Count Felix Felixovich Sumarokov-Elston (October 5, 1856, Saint Petersburg - June 10, 1928, Rome, Italy), General Governor of Moscow (1914–1915) (son of Count Felix Nikolaievich Sumarokov-Elston (Felix Sumarokov-Elston)), took the surname of his wife, Princess Zenaida Nikolaievna Yusupova (September 2, 1861, Saint Petersburg - November 24, 1939, Paris) upon their marriage, on April 4, 1882 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Felix became heir to the immense fortune after his older brother Nikolai Felixovich, Count Sumarokov-Elston (born 1883), was killed in a duel on June 22, 1908. Consulting with family members about how best to administer the money and property, he decided to devote time and money to charitable works to help the poor. thumbnail right Felix Yusupov and his wife, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (File:Yusupovirina.jpg), 1913 Felix Yusupov was born in Saint Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire. His mother's family, the Yusupovs (House of Yusupov), were of Tatar origin and very wealthy (there was a time when Felix Yusupov was the richest man in Russia). The Yusupov family acquired their wealth generations earlier through extensive land grants in Siberia, and they owned a string of profitable mine (mining)s and fur trading (fur trade) posts. In order that the Yusupov name might not die out, the prince's father, Count Felix Felixovich Sumarokov-Elston (October 5, 1856, Saint Petersburg - June 10, 1928, Rome, Italy), General Governor of Moscow (1914–1915) (son of Count Felix Nikolaievich Sumarokov-Elston (Felix Sumarokov-Elston)), took the surname of his wife, Princess Zenaida Nikolaievna Yusupova (September 2, 1861, Saint Petersburg - November 24, 1939, Paris) upon their marriage, on April 4, 1882 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Felix became heir to the immense fortune after his older brother Nikolai Felixovich, Count Sumarokov-Elston (born 1883), was killed in a duel on June 22, 1908. Consulting with family members about how best to administer the money and property, he decided to devote time and money to charitable works to help the poor. thumbnail right Felix Yusupov and his wife, Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (File:Yusupovirina.jpg), 1913 Felix Yusupov was born in Saint Petersburg, capital of the Russian Empire. His mother's family, the Yusupovs (House of Yusupov), were of Tatar origin and very wealthy (there was a time when Felix Yusupov was the richest man in Russia). The Yusupov family acquired their wealth generations earlier through extensive land grants in Siberia, and they owned a string of profitable mine (mining)s and fur trading (fur trade) posts. In order that the Yusupov name might not die out, the prince's father, Count Felix Felixovich Sumarokov-Elston (October 5, 1856, Saint Petersburg - June 10, 1928, Rome, Italy), General Governor of Moscow (1914–1915) (son of Count Felix Nikolaievich Sumarokov-Elston (Felix Sumarokov-Elston)), took the surname of his wife, Princess Zenaida Nikolaievna Yusupova (September 2, 1861, Saint Petersburg - November 24, 1939, Paris) upon their marriage, on April 4, 1882 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Felix became heir to the immense fortune after his older brother Nikolai Felixovich, Count Sumarokov-Elston (born 1883), was killed in a duel on June 22, 1908. Consulting with family members about how best to administer the money and property, he decided to devote time and money to charitable works to help the poor. He also led a flamboyant life, and describes in his autobiography often spending time with Gypsy (Romani people) bands and adopting female clothing (Cross-dressing). King, Greg, ''The Man Who Killed Rasputin,'' Carol Publishing Group, 1995, p. 97. From 1909-1912 he studied at University College, Oxford in England, where he was a member of the Bullingdon club and established the Oxford University Russian Society. He married Princess Irina of Russia, the Tsar's niece, on February 22, 1914 in the Anichkov Palace in Saint Petersburg. The marriage was said to be extremely well matched and very happy, but that did not prevent ongoing rumors about Yusupov's homosexuality. thumb Yusupov's Palace in Saint Petersburg (File:petersburg_yusupov_1.JPG) It was in the Yusupov family's Moika Palace in Saint Petersburg that Yusopov, Grand Duke Dmitri (Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia) and others murdered Rasputin on the night of 29 December 1916. Despite being poisoned, shot four times, and beaten with an iron bar, the victim refused to die. The conspirators finally had to tie him up and throw him into the icy Neva River in order to kill him. Yusupov published several accounts of the night and the events surrounding it. Following the killing, Yusupov was subject to a virtual house arrest in his estate outside Saint Petersburg. Recent authorities have cast doubt on Yusupov's account (see Rasputin). thumb Yusupov's Palace in Saint Petersburg (File:petersburg_yusupov_1.JPG) It was in the Yusupov family's Moika Palace in Saint Petersburg that Yusopov, Grand Duke Dmitri (Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia) and others murdered Rasputin on the night of 29 December 1916. Despite being poisoned, shot four times, and beaten with an iron bar, the victim refused to die. The conspirators finally had to tie him up and throw him into the icy Neva River in order to kill him. Yusupov published several accounts of the night and the events surrounding it. Following the killing, Yusupov was subject to a virtual house arrest in his estate outside Saint Petersburg. Recent authorities have cast doubt


huge collection

Artillery Museum , which includes not only artillery items, but also a huge collection of other military equipment, uniform and decorations. Parks thumb left The Grand Cascade at Peterhof Palace Peterhof (File:PeterhofGrandCascade.JPG) thumb upright right The Summer Garden (File:Letniy Sad.jpg) Saint Petersburg is home to numerous parks and gardens, some of the most famous of which are situated in the southern suburbs, including one of the largest English gardens in Europe


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by three tubas. He later re-used the music from the finale as the opening number of his ballet The Limpid Stream (opus 39). *beginning of 1831: concerts in Copenhagen and Stockholm; *Summer 1831: concerts in Saint Petersburg and Moscow; *Spring 1832: concerts in Constantinople (Istambul) for Sultan Mahmud II. He collected a series of popular melodies which he was to publish as "''Travel of a Harpist in the Orient op. 62''"). Invited by Count Boutinoff


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a book on his favorite sport, published in Russian as ''Judo with Vladimir Putin'' and in English under the title ''Judo: History, Theory, Practice (2004).'' DATE OF BIRTH 7 October 1952 PLACE OF BIRTH Saint Petersburg Leningrad

Saint Petersburg

political_status Federal city political_status_link Federal cities of Russia federal_district Northwestern (Northwestern Federal District) economic_region Northwestern (Northwestern economic region) pop_2010census 4879566 pop_2010census_ref pop_2010census_rank 4th urban_pop_2010census 100% rural_pop_2010census 0% pop_density pop_density_as_of pop_density_ref pop_latest 5131967 pop_latest_date 2014 pop_latest_ref Rosstat (Goskomstat). Оценка численности постоянного населения на 1 января 2014 г. area_km2 1439 area_km2_rank 82nd area_km2_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. Петербург в цифрах (''St. Petersburg in Figures'') established_date May 27, 1703 established_date_ref Official website of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg in Figures license_plates 78, 98, 178 ISO RU-SPE leader_title Governor (Governor of Saint Petersburg) leader_title_ref leader_name Georgy Poltavchenko leader_name_ref legislature Legislative Assembly (Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg) legislature_ref website website_ref date March 2010

'''Saint Petersburg''' ( ), and in 1991, back to ''Saint Petersburg''.

In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" ( ).

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May . Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. editor McColl, R. W. title Encyclopedia of world geography volume 1 publisher Infobase Publishing location N. Y. year 2005 isbn 0-8160-5786-9 pages 633–634 url http: books.google.com ?id DJgnebGbAB8C&pg PA633&dq capital+moved+to+Moscow#v onepage&q capital%20moved%20to%20Moscow&f false accessdate February 9, 2011 It is Russia's 2nd largest city (List of cities and towns in Russia by population) after Moscow with 5 million inhabitants (2012) and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea (ports of the Baltic Sea).

Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western (Western culture) city of Russia, as well as its cultural capital. V. Morozov. ''The Discourses of Saint Petersburg and the Shaping of a Wider Europe'', Copenhagen Peace Research Institute. 2002. Ciaonet.org It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million. A large number of foreign consulates (List of diplomatic missions in Russia#Consulates in Saint Petersburg), international corporations (Multinational corporation), banks, and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.

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